Lampard sacked as Everton boss: report | Aici

LONDON – Everton have sacked manager Frank Lampard after less than a year at the club at Goodison Park, British media reported.

The former Chelsea boss is set to replace Rafael Benitez in January 2022 but leaves 19th in the table, alongside bottom club Southampton.

In a sign of the chaos that has gripped Everton, the club’s directors earlier this month were asked to leave Goodison Park because of the danger.

Everton suffered a 2-0 defeat at West Ham on Saturday – their ninth defeat in 12 Premier League games.

Everton owner Farhad Moshiri has publicly offered his support for Lampard, 44.

But Moshiri, watching Everton for the first time in more than a year against West Ham, was less than supportive when asked after the game whether it was time to sack Lampard.

“I can’t comment. It’s not my decision,” he told Sky Sports.

Speaking about his own future, Lampard said: “I don’t choose these things, it’s up to me to work, focus and keep my head.

“I know there are things going on at the club but it has never affected me whether there is a chairman or a member of the board at the game.”

Everton feel compelled to act on Lampard’s future as they battle to avoid playing outside the top flight for the first time since 1954.

Lampard arrived at Everton 12 months ago with the team languishing in 16th place and the former Chelsea and England midfielder looked a smart appointment at first, helping the Merseyside club avoid relegation.

Lampard has won just 12 of Everton’s 44 games in charge in all competitions.

Former Burnley boss Sean Dyche, ex-Leeds boss Marcelo Bielsa and former Everton manager of West Ham David Moyes are among possible candidates to replace Lampard, according to the bookies.

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